United States

Microbusiness Density
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~9 microbusinesses per 100 people throughout the country

~9 microbusinesses per 100 people throughout the country

Venture Forward is an international research initiative by GoDaddy that quantifies the growth and economic impact of more than 20 million microbusinesses – those with an active website and the majority with fewer than 10 employees – including 20 million in the United States.


It also provides a unique view into the attitudes, demographics and needs of the entrepreneurs who own them. 

Started to be their own boss.
Positive 6-month business outlook.
New Jobs created per microbusiness.
Source: GoDaddy Venture Forward US National Survey. August 2023 ( N-US = 3,525)
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